Walgreens prints with Printicular, edits with Aviary


If you’re like me, you don’t want to create a new account or log in any time you want to make fast print form your phone. With a new app, you don’t have to.

Four students in New Zealand developed a mobile printing app that’s now being used by Walgreens in the United States.

Printicular is a free Android app that sends phone, tablet or Facebook photos to a nearby Walgreens store for printing. Walgreens is one of the largest chain drugstores in the US with over 8,000 outlets throughout the country — all of which provide a photo printing service, the company says.

The students from the University of Waikato’s Computer Science Department used Walgreens’ application programming interface, and worked with New Zealand application firm MEA Mobile, which provided technical guidance and market support.

Walgreens is offering 25 percent off prints ordered through Printicular thru December 31.

It’s available on the Google Play site here.

 

Walgreens also added to its mobile app the photo-editing features made by developer Aviary, TechCrunch reports.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meamobile.printicular&hl=en

https://developer.walgreens.com/blog/introducing-printicular

 

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